Our Mission

To provide stewardship for Hendricks Park through education, restoration and community support.

The Friends of Hendricks Park help to protect and maintain Eugene’s oldest city park. Located on the ridgeline to the east of the University of Oregon, Hendricks Park was established in 1906. The 78-acre park, with its visible ridgeline, is part of Eugene’s identity.

The Friends of Hendricks Park help to protect and maintain Eugene’s oldest city park. Located on the ridgeline to the east of the University of Oregon, Hendricks Park was established in 1906. The 78-acre park, with its visible ridgeline, is part of Eugene’s identity.

The 78 acres of Hendricks Park contain the Rhododendron Garden (15 acres), the Native Plant Garden (5 acres) and the 58-acre forest. The accessible location of the park provides a popular area for runners, walkers, and others who simply want to stroll through the gardens.

Friends of Hendricks Park help to upgrade trails, pull invasive weeds in the forest and Rhododendron Garden, and provide educational tours throughout the park. In recent years, the Native Plant Garden has become a significant aspect of the park, with new plantings, species labeling and weekly volunteer efforts, all supported in part by the Friends.

 

Hendricks Park News

Wildflower of the Month: July, 2022

Wildflower of the Month: July, 2022

Farewell-to-Spring Farewell-to-spring (Clarkia amoena) is native to western North America, found in coastal hills and mountains from British Columbia south to the San Francisco Bay. It is a common meadow annual that blooms in early to midsummer, bearing cup-shaped,...

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Volunteer Update:  July, 2022

Volunteer Update: July, 2022

The surprise volunteer news this spring was the departure of Christina Bentrup, who had been serving as Volunteer Coordinator at the park. She gave much energy and leadership to the Tuesday Morning Rhododendron Garden group, navigating the Covid-19 pandemic and...

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Wildflower of the Month: June, 2022

Wildflower of the Month: June, 2022

Western columbine (Aquilegia formosa) Western columbine is a common perennial wildflower in Western North America, frequenting oak woodlands, moist meadows and seeps.  It is a member of the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae.  The flower color is striking with both red...

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